Houston Astros 4, Atlanta Braves 3
Regular Season Game 45
Played on Saturday, May 29, 1976 (N) at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium

HOU N    0  1  0    0  0  0    1  2  0  -   4  9  2
ATL N    2  0  0    0  0  0    0  1  0  -   3  6  2
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Gross rf                      4   0   1   0       1   0       1   0
Andrews 2b                    4   0   1   0       0   1       1   0
Cedeno cf                     3   1   1   0       1   0       4   0
Watson 1b                     4   0   0   0       0   1      10   1
Cruz lf                       3   2   2   1       1   0       2   0
Boswell 3b                    4   0   3   1       0   0       0   2
  DaVanon pr,3b               0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Jutze c                       4   0   0   0       0   0       6   0
Metzger ss                    4   0   0   0       0   0       2   4
Niekro p                      3   1   1   1       0   0       1   1
  Howard ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Forsch p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       34   4   9   3       3   2      27   8

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Metzger-Watson.
E: Watson 2 (10).
PB: Jutze (3).

BATTING - 
2B: Cruz (2,off Niekro).
HR: Niekro (1,7th inning off Niekro 0 on 1 out).
GDP: Jutze (2,off Leon).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Cedeno (15,2nd base off Niekro/Pocoroba); Cruz (4,2nd base off Niekro/Pocoroba).

Atlanta Braves               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Office cf                     5   1   1   0       0   1       3   0
Perez 2b                      4   0   0   0       0   0       5   4
Wynn lf                       2   2   1   1       2   0       3   1
Henderson rf                  4   0   0   1       0   3       0   0
Pocoroba c                    3   0   0   0       1   0       2   0
  Paciorek pr                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Correll c                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Evans 1b                      4   0   1   0       0   2      10   0
Chaney ss                     4   0   1   0       0   0       2   4
Royster 3b                    4   0   1   0       0   0       2   4
Niekro p                      2   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Leon p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  May ph                      1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       33   3   6   2       3   6      27  13

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Perez-Evans, Perez-Chaney-Evans.
E: Perez (2), Niekro (2).

BATTING - 
HR: Wynn (5,8th inning off Niekro 0 on 1 out).
SH: Niekro (3,off Niekro).
GDP: Office (2,off Forsch).
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Wynn (5,2nd base off Niekro/Jutze).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niekro W(3-5)                 8     4   3   1   3   6   1  33
Forsch SV(9)                  1     2   0   0   0   0   0   4
Totals                        9     6   3   1   3   6   1  37

WP: Niekro (5).

Atlanta Braves               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niekro L(3-4)                 7.1   9   4   3   3   2   1  33
Leon                          1.2   0   0   0   0   0   0   4
Totals                        9     9   4   3   3   2   1  37


Umpires: HP - Jim Quick, 1B - Bill Williams, 2B - Harry Wendelstedt, 3B - Dick Stello
Time of Game: 2:20   Attendance: 11238


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Atlanta Braves           
1. Gross               rf        Office              cf
2. Andrews             2b        Perez               2b
3. Cedeno              cf        Wynn                lf
4. Watson              1b        Henderson           rf
5. Cruz                lf        Pocoroba            c
6. Boswell             3b        Evans               1b
7. Jutze               c         Chaney              ss
8. Metzger             ss        Royster             3b
9. Niekro              p         Niekro              p

ASTROS 1ST: Gross walked; Andrews hit into a double play (second
to first) [Gross out at second]; Cedeno made an out to third; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 0.

BRAVES 1ST: Office singled; Perez grounded out (first
unassisted) [Office to second]; Jutze allowed a passed ball
[Office to third]; Wynn walked; Henderson reached on an error by
Watson [Office scored (unearned) (RBI), Wynn to third (error by
Watson)]; Niekro threw a wild pitch [Wynn scored (unearned),
Henderson to second]; Pocoroba reached on a fielder's choice
[Henderson to third]; Evans struck out; Chaney flied out to
left; 2 R (0 ER), 1 H, 2 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 2.

ASTROS 2ND: Watson made an out to first; Cruz walked; Boswell
singled [Cruz to second]; Jutze forced Boswell (third to second)
[Cruz to third]; Jutze was picked off first but was safe on an
error by Niekro [Cruz scored (unearned)]; Metzger flied out to
left; 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Braves 2.

BRAVES 2ND: Royster grounded out (pitcher to first); Niekro
grounded out (third to first); Office was called out on strikes;
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Braves 2.

ASTROS 3RD: Niekro flied out to center; Gross reached on an
error by Perez; Andrews singled to left [Gross out at third
(left to third)]; Cedeno singled [Andrews to third]; Cedeno
stole second; Watson struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Astros
1, Braves 2.

BRAVES 3RD: Perez grounded out (shortstop to first); Wynn flied
out to left; Henderson struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
1, Braves 2.

ASTROS 4TH: Cruz singled; Cruz stole second; Boswell grounded
out (shortstop to first); Jutze made an out to second; Metzger
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros
1, Braves 2.

BRAVES 4TH: Pocoroba grounded out (first to pitcher); Evans
struck out; Chaney flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 1, Braves 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Niekro flied out to center; Gross singled; Andrews
grounded out (third to first) [Gross to second]; Cedeno reached
on a fielder's choice [Gross out at third (third to second)]; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Braves 2.

BRAVES 5TH: Royster made an out to shortstop; Niekro grounded
out (shortstop to first); Office grounded out (first
unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Braves 2.

ASTROS 6TH: Watson flied out to center; Cruz grounded out
(shortstop to first); Boswell singled; Jutze flied out to left;
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Braves 2.

BRAVES 6TH: Perez made an out to first; Wynn walked; Wynn stole
second; Henderson struck out; Pocoroba flied out to right; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Braves 2.

ASTROS 7TH: Metzger grounded out (second to first); Niekro
homered; Gross made an out to shortstop; Andrews was called out
on strikes; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Braves 2.

BRAVES 7TH: Evans singled; Chaney flied out to center; Royster
singled [Evans to second]; Niekro out on a sacrifice bunt (third
to second) [Evans to third, Royster to second]; Office grounded
out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 2,
Braves 2.

ASTROS 8TH: Cedeno walked; Watson made an out to second; Cruz
doubled [Cedeno scored]; Boswell singled [Cruz scored]; DAVANON
RAN FOR BOSWELL; LEON REPLACED NIEKRO (PITCHING); Jutze grounded
into a double play (second to shortstop to first) [DaVanon out
at second]; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Braves 2.

BRAVES 8TH: DAVANON STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 3B); Perez flied out
to center; Wynn homered; Henderson struck out; Pocoroba walked;
PACIOREK RAN FOR POCOROBA; Evans flied out to center; 1 R, 1 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Braves 3.

ASTROS 9TH: CORRELL REPLACED PACIOREK (PLAYING C ); Metzger
flied out to left; HOWARD BATTED FOR NIEKRO; Howard grounded out
(third to first); Gross grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Braves 3.

BRAVES 9TH: FORSCH REPLACED HOWARD (PITCHING); Chaney singled;
Royster made an out to first; MAY BATTED FOR LEON; May singled
[Chaney to third]; Office grounded into a double play (shortstop
to first) [May out at second]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4,
Braves 3.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           4   9   2    6
 Braves           3   6   2    7


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